Trump Rocks Iowa-Iowa State Game: Parties with Frat, Flips Burgers, Throws Footballs

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Former President Donald Trump was the center of attention in the Hawkeye State on Saturday, as the leading GOP candidate for president in 2024 partied with an Iowa State fraternity, flipped burgers, and even threw footballs into the crowd of those gathered to see him.

Iowa State University, based in Ames, Iowa, faced off Saturday against in-state rival University of Iowa, in Ames. Before the game, Trump visited the Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) agriculture fraternity house–where he threw footballs lined up on a beer pong table into the crowd of those gathered to see him.

A huge crowd was waiting there for him:

Trump even flipped some burgers on scene:

Trump stopped for a photo with the frat before heading to the game:

When Trump arrived at the game, too, the crowd went wild:

Here is video of Trump mixing it up with the crowd:

The latest polling out of Iowa, conducted by pollster Civiqs in conjunction with Iowa State, shows Trump currently at majority support there with 51 percent ahead of January’s caucuses. The next closest candidate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, trails Trump in Iowa by 37 percent–DeSantis has dropped down to just 14 percent support–as his campaign now admits he might not win Iowa. DeSantis’s team had previously signaled he needed to win Iowa to keep his long-shot hopes alive, but now aides for the Florida governor’s struggling 2024 White House bid told Politico this week that if he comes in at least a “strong second” he thinks he will be okay. Illogically, DeSantis’s team even says they can still win the nomination without winning any states.

“I don’t think there’s a single state we have to win,” a DeSantis campaign official told Politico.

Trump on Friday night just won the endorsement of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, whose state borders Iowa. Noem had been considered at one point a possible contender for the 2024 campaign, but decided instead quite clearly to back Trump.

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